Cromer, New South Wales

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Cromer
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 7,161 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2099
Location 20 km (12 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Warringah Council
State electorate(s) Wakehurst
Federal Division(s) Mackellar
Suburbs around Cromer:
Ingleside Wheeler Heights Collaroy Plateau
Cromer Collaroy
Oxford Falls Narraweena Dee Why

Cromer is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Cromer is 20 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Warringah Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region. Cromer is bordered to the north by Narrabeen Lakes.

History[edit]

Cromer is named after the seaside town of Cromer, in Norfolk, England. The area had been known as Dee Why West but it was changed after Dee Why Golf Links was taken over by the Cromer Country Club in 1940. The club applied to have the area's name changed to Cromer and permission was granted to create the new suburb.[2]

Cromer Post Office opened on 1 September 1959 and closed in 1992.[3]

Education[edit]

Cromer Public School (K-6) and Northern Beaches Secondary College Cromer Campus (7-12) are the two public schools in the suburb.

The education status of people living in Cromer is Infants/Primary (7%), Secondary Education (6%), Technical or Further Education (4%), University or other Tertiary Institution (3%) and Not Attending (Working) (78%).

Cromer Heights[edit]

Cromer Heights is an unbounded "urban place" located on the high ground of south-west Cromer identified by the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales.

Sport and recreation[edit]

Cromer is home to a number of parks and reserves, including Truman Reserve, Wambiri Place Reserve, St Matthews Farm Reserve, Dee Why West Recreation Reserve, James Morgan Reserve and Inman Park. The parks are home to a variety of sports throughout the year, such as soccer, rugby union, touch football, baseball, softball and cricket.

Warringah archers, located next to the Cromer High School, is a long standing archery club that hosts tournaments for archers from all over Sydney. Cromer Cricket Club fields teams in the MWJCA and MWCA competitions.

Dee Why West Recreation Reserve[edit]

Dee Why West Recreation Reserve is located between Cromer Heights and Wakehurst Parkway.[4] The reserve is a popular destination of bush walking, trail bike riding and mountain bike riding.

In recent years[when?] there have been several attempts by private property developers to turn the reserve into a housing estate. Warringah Council has denied any further development of the reserve citing population decline and environmental factors.[5]

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 census, the population of Cromer was 7,161. 73.6% of people in Cromer were Australian-born. The most common other countries of birth were England 6.9%, New Zealand 2.0% and Italy 1.8%. The most common responses for religion in Cromer were Catholic 30.0%, Anglican 25.3% and No Religion 20.5%. The occupational breakdown of Cromer residents was Professionals 22.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 16.5%, Managers 15.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.2%, and Sales Workers 10.2%.[1] The median age is 40 and the median weekly household income is $1,659.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cromer (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 73
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Google Map of Dee Why Recreation Reserve
  5. ^ NOBMOB - Development in Cromer Heights / Red Hill / Oxford Falls [1] Retrieved 2010-01-05

Coordinates: 33°44′29″S 151°16′56″E / 33.74142°S 151.28227°E / -33.74142; 151.28227